|Gino celebrating |
further progress made
towards final adoption
of the directive
This is why she is particularly happy to report on progress made towards the final adoption of a new EU directive "on collective management of copyright related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online uses in the internal market" [background katposts here and here].
As IP Watch and 1709 Blog's Ben reported, 2 days ago (4 February) the European Parliament adopted a directive which, according to EU Commissioner and Katfriend Michel Barnier, "is a cornerstone of the digital single market", in that it "will facilitate the entry of smaller innovative suppliers on the European market", and "will also contribute to wider availability and better choice of offers of online music in Europe."
- The functioning of some collective management organisations has raised concerns as to their transparency, governance and the handling of revenues collected on behalf of right-holders.
- The collective management of rights is also important for the licensing of online service providers (music download services, streaming services).
- Online service providers often want to cover a multitude of territories and a large catalogue of music, while many collective management organisations today are not ready for this.
- Besides issues of incorrect or missing invoicing, all this has resulted in fewer music services being available to consumers across the EU, along with a slower uptake of innovative services and poor allocation of revenue to rightholders.
|Andrius will be finally able |
to choose who
should take care of his repertoire
(and his collection of leather jackets)